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Who played the best Scrooge?

By o-din

2 years ago

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#1 2 years ago

Was it Fonzie, Patton, or Picard? Or Maybe Mr. Magoo?

We need to find who wins this battle once and for all.

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#3 2 years ago

Patrick Stewart

#4 2 years ago

Grabbed this, think I need new glasses....

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#5 2 years ago

This thread will deserve a poll. But we're scrooged on that now.

#6 2 years ago

My personal fav...Michael Caine

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#7 2 years ago

George C. Scott

#8 2 years ago

There's some good ones but the Best by far is the Alistair Sims version.

#9 2 years ago

Alistair Sims for the win.

#10 2 years ago

I loved watching those old B+W Scrooge Movies. They never show them on TV anymore. Reginald Owen, Alistair Sim. When Scrooge came out with Albert Finney, the bar was raised to the max. And only the spoof Scrooged took it to another level. Let me add IMO!

#11 2 years ago

Scooged is on TV right now. I can remember seeing in the theatre. As different as it is certainly is not a classic Christmas film.

#12 2 years ago

Alistair Sims is easily the best. 1951, creepy black and white version. Just watched it this evening on DVD. His conversion of at the end is a sheer delight to behold every year. All others pale in comparison.

#13 2 years ago

Alastair Sim

#14 2 years ago

Here’s the list

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#15 2 years ago

I still have a lot of love for Mr. Magoo. Why doesn't he have his own pinball game?

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#16 2 years ago

Alastair Sim for sure in the 1951 film A Christmas Carol. Konjurer is correct, a sheer delight to watch his transformation. Funny blooper in the film, when he awakes Christmas morning you can see a film crew member in the mirror on the wall. Does not take away from the joy of the moment but look for it. Top 5 all time film for me.

#17 2 years ago

This was the best version from 1970

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#18 2 years ago

Sim is rated highly and is leading the poll.

I had no idea John Carradine played him. I'll have to watch it No one can touch his Dr. Jekyll.

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#19 2 years ago
Quoted from rvdv:

This was the best version from 1970

And a musical to boot!

I don't know why they even bothered to keep on making them after that.

#20 2 years ago

Michael Gambon from the first Christmas special with the eleventh doctor.

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#21 2 years ago

Easily the best. Alastair Sim is the definitive Scrooge.


#22 2 years ago

George C. Scott

I watch his version every Christmas Eve.

But I appreciate Alastair Sim's, and I would like to have seen Patrick Stewart's stage version.

#23 2 years ago
Quoted from BKT2AF:

George C. Scott
I watch his version every Christmas Eve.

Yep - my favorite too.

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#24 2 years ago

Anyone remember this one?

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#25 2 years ago

close call with Sim, but gotta go with patrick stewart. Love it when he has trouble laughing for the first time in years. Yeah, i tear up when he shows up at his nephews and says he doesnt want to be alone anymore.

#26 2 years ago
Quoted from 0geist0:

Anyone remember this one?

That’s my favorite rendition.

#27 2 years ago

Everyone else is a distant second!

#28 2 years ago

Everyone has different tastes but I thought the George C Scott version was awful. He was just boring.

#29 2 years ago

How about Christopher Plummer, the latest actor to play Scrooge?

Just watched that new film at the theater three weeks ago. It was excellent.

#30 2 years ago

With so many vote for Alistair Sim, how come they keep showing the one with Fonzie instead?

#31 2 years ago

michael caine
jim carrey

#32 2 years ago

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#33 2 years ago

Alistair Sim and Albert Finney

#34 2 years ago

No love here for Patrick?

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#35 2 years ago

Alastair Sim then Bill Murray

#36 2 years ago

Has anyone seen The Man Who Invented Christmas yet? It was pretty good story and fairly accurate historically. Christopher Plummer made a great Scrooge.

#37 2 years ago

Bill Murray wasn’t Scrooge though, he was Frank Cross.

Still, my favorite Christmas movie alongside It's a Wonderful Life and Diehard.

#38 2 years ago
Quoted from konjurer:

Everyone has different tastes but I thought the George C Scott version was awful. He was just boring.

To each his own - lots of versions to choose from.

FWIW, some audience "liked it" scores (and # of user ratings) from Rotten Tomatoes:

1938 - Reginald Owen: .................73% (56,532)
1951 - Alastair Sim: .....................89% (54,434)
1970 - Albert Finney: ...................83% (9,134)
1979 - Henry Winkler: ..................56% (1,766)
1984 - George C. Scott: ...............74% (71,929)
1988 - Bill Murray: ......................70% (77,234)
1992 - Michael Caine (& Muppets): 85% (122,019)
1999 - Patrick Stewart: ................72% (63,079)
2009 - Jim Carrey: ......................58% (776,073)

#39 2 years ago

Alistair Sim ... I own 10 or 12 versions, but his is the best!

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#40 2 years ago

I watch Patrick Stewart's version every year. George C. Scott's version is also pretty decent imho. Downloading the 1951 version now as I have to admit I've never seen it...

#41 2 years ago

How about this one from our Canadian friends

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#42 2 years ago


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#43 2 years ago

LOL was really hoping no one would mention Fonzie. If you do, you definitely need to mention the DISCO PIMP OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE.

I did a write up on it:

#44 2 years ago

Alastair Sim and it's not close.

#45 2 years ago

Never seen any of them other than Bill Murray

#46 2 years ago

I'm still fond of old Magoo.

#47 2 years ago

1951 - Alastair Sim
1970 - Albert Finney

My two favorites. The music in the 1970 version is excellent. "Thank you very much" is classic.

#48 2 years ago

Looks like 1951 Alistair Sim version for the win! Ignore that it's b&w, do see it if you never have.

#49 2 years ago

Alastair Sim is on TV tonight (Dec 24). A Christmas Carol. Four Stars.

#50 2 years ago

Albert Finney has been the best by far for 50 years running.

It's not even a contest....

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